City Lights Authors in the News

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Holy Ghost
City Lights Spotlight No. 15
David Brazil

"2017 Poetry Books I'm Excited About"

"City Lights describes this new collection from multi-vocational poet Brazil as 'a hymnal with secular burdens,' which is both poetry in itself and more than enough to get me intrigued. Brazil is an activist and a Christian pastor, and this collection explores the intersection of class politics and Christian spirituality, two worlds that are too often seen as in conflict, when they ought to work in harmony."

-David Nilsen Jan 19, 2017

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America at War with Itself
Henry A. Giroux

"On Militant Hope and Radical Action in a Time of Democratic Collapse"

Henry A. Giroux interviewed for This Is Hell!

-This Is Hell! Jan 21, 2017

"The Truth About 'Post-Truth'"

Henry A. Giroux is interviewed on CBC Radio by Paul Kennedy.

-CBC Radio Jan 19, 2017

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Breaking Through Power
It's Easier Than We Think
Ralph Nader

Interview with Mike Papantonio

In the U.S., one of the few ways to achieve justice if you're harmed by a product that can kill and cripple is through our civil justice process. These kinds of cases, commonly referred to as tort actions, allow people to receive compensation for injuries or illnesses they've sustained due to corporate negligence or intentional conduct. While modern tort law has been around in the United States since at least the 19th century, only in the last few decades has there been such a huge effort to close the doors to the courthouse for injured victims. Mike Papantonio discusses the future of tort law and big business' efforts to destroy that tort system with Ralph Nader.

-America's Lawyer Jan 5, 2017

Breaking Through Power in the Washington Specatator
-The Washington Spectator Dec 20, 2016

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The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir
Susan Daitch

"A List of Especially Memorable Fiction and Nonfiction from 2016"

Evan Lavender-Smith describes The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir as a "ridiculously riveting archaeological adventure novel."

-HTMLGIANT Dec 27, 2016

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Out of Print
City Lights Spotlight No. 14
Julien Poirier

"Garrett Caples Introduces Julien Poirier's Poetry Album Excellence Higher in Canada"

At City Lights's blog Abandon All Despair Ye Who Enter Here, Garrett Caples brings to readers’ attention Julien Poirier’s innovative poetry album Higher in Canada. (Poirier’s next poetry collection Out of Print is forthcoming from City Lights’s Spotlight series.).

-The Poetry Foundation's Harriet Blog Mar 18, 2016

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Notes on the Assemblage
Juan Felipe Herrera

"Page-Turner: The Books We Loved in 2016"

Notes on the Assemblage appears in The New Yorker's end-of-year best-of list, selected by Ada Limón who says, "Juan Felipe Herrera's Notes on the Assemblage has been a ladder of hope . . ."

-Ada Limón Dec 13, 2016

"Letras Latinas Exclusive: an interview with Juan Felipe Herrera"

Juan Felipe Herrera interviewed by the Letras Latinas Blog, run by the University of Notre Dame's Institute of Latino Studies. Juan Felipe answers questions specifically about his newest book, Notes on the Assemblage.

-Letras Latinas Blog Sep 26, 2016

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Haiti Glass
Lenelle Moïse

"Recommended Reading for Pride Month, 2016"

Haiti Glass is one of the 10 book the National Book Foundation recommends for Pride Month 2016.

-National Book Foundation Jun 24, 2016